There are many ways in which you can improve the security of your Exchange Online environment. In this article, Sean McAvinue details the most important steps that admins can immediately implement to align Exchange Online tenants with a good security baseline and posture.
I wanted to build a lab out that met all my criteria, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
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Microsoft insists that encrypted SharePoint and OneDrive for Business files found by eDiscovery searches can only be decrypted by Advanced eDiscovery, which requires Office 365 E5 licenses. This seems unfair, especially as Office 365 E3 tenants can create and use sensitivity labels to protect Office documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. An example of not very joined up thinking when it comes to software licensing?Read More
The recent 10th anniversary of the launch of Office 365 brought some questions about the demarcation between Office 365 and Microsoft 365. For instance, do I have an Office 365 tenant or is it a Microsoft 365 tenant? Is a feature part of Microsoft 365 or does it belong to Office 365? And why does Microsoft insist on calling its desktop Office apps Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise? Welcome to the bizarre world of branding, and that’s before throwing Windows 365 into the mix.Read More
Teams is the first major Microsoft 365 application to ship support for Fluid components. Teams chats can include components like a task list, checklist, table, or paragraph. When a live component is sent to other chat participants, everyone involved in the chat can edit and update the component. It’s a new way of collaborative working which challenges traditional approaches. Fluid components will also find their way into applications like OneNote, Outlook, and Whiteboard. Looks like a good thing, but how do these components work in practice?Read More
In this week’s Practical 365 podcast, Steve and Paul get down into the detail of Windows 365 – will it be a hit or a miss? And we discuss the new version of SharePoint Server that is arriving – plus we talk through the licensing for Viva. Is it worth it?Read More
When performing a cost-benefit analysis of the Microsoft 365 E5 license for users in your organization, cost is usually the deciding factor as the quality of the features are rarely disputed. However, there are some who argue that to maintain a “Better” Security and Compliance posture as suggested by Microsoft, some of these key security features should be made more widely accessible and affordable and therefore included in the E3 license structure. Microsoft MVP Peter Rising took his debate to Twitter, conducting a straw poll where the results show there is clearly an appetite for more choice when it comes to Microsoft 365 licensing.Read More
Scoping and planning are instrumental for a successful Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration project. This article covers where Microsoft native tools can be a good fit for some, paid tools the best option for others; and review how to realistically scope your project and map to the appropriate options.Read More
This week Microsoft announced Windows 365 – launching on August 2nd, which is (arguably) Microsoft’s big entry into Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Windows 365 allows you to provide users with persistent virtual desktops without managing the supporting infrastructure. AVD gets new features too, with Azure AD Join and Intune management now in Preview.Read More